You Can Say Goodbye to Some of Your Favorite Foods Thanks to Climate Change Email this item

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Chocolate, wine, coffee —these are just some of the foods we’ll lose due to climate change; an American expat living in France explains why “Americans are suckers who have themselves to blame for crappy broadband”; meanwhile, a town in Alaska may become the first place in the U.S. to tax churches. These discoveries and more below.

Eight Foods You’re About to Lose Due to Climate Change
As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge.

It’s Time for an Honest Conversation About Why People Don’t Vote
The recent U.S. election had the lowest voter turnout since World War II.

All Signs Point Toward Ethnocracy, Not Democracy, in Israel
Democratic countries define themselves as belonging to all their citizens, not just some of them. Israel is headed in the opposite direction with its Basic Law on Israel as nation-state of the Jews.

Will Alaskan Town Become First to Tax Churches?
Kudos to Nome, Alaska. The small town is the first in the nation to consider taxing churches to plug up holes in the town budget and allow the city to continue offering threatened social services.

Pope Francis Endorses Marriage Discrimination at Vatican Conference
“It is fitting that you have gathered here in this international colloquium to explore the complementarity of man and woman. This complementarity is a root of marriage and family,” said Pope Francis.

Newspaper Asks Journalists to Deliver the Paper After They’re Done Writing It
These are tough times in the newspaper biz. Journalists are routinely asked to do more with less these days, so perhaps it was inevitable that the reporters of the news would also be asked to take up a paper route and help deliver it.

The World’s Biggest Chocolate-Maker Says We’re Running Out of Chocolate
There’s no easy way to say this: You’re eating too much chocolate, all of you.

Not Paying Artists Deeply Entrenched in Gallery Culture, Research Suggests
A-n finds 71% of contemporary visual artists received no fee for taking part in publicly funded exhibitions in last three years.

What France Has Taught Me: Americans Are Suckers Who Have Themselves to Blame for Crappy Broadband
I’m going to tell you something about my new life in France. And then you are going to weep. Ready?

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